Technology resources are one of the many tools available to faculty to support excellent teaching and student learning.
As we return to school this year, faculty will have many additional support resources available to them. In addition to their laptops, they will have Zoom licenses, iPads, and document cameras at the core of the Teacher’s Technology Tool Kit.
This year we have established an easier way to access existing and new programs that will be used to support student learning. We will be using a program called Classlink. Classlink will be where students and faculty will find easy access to the various tools used. Classlink acts as a password locker helping students and staff access the programs they need while only having to remember one password and one place to go. A link to Classlink will be added to the King website.
The King website will continue to serve as our main communication hub and the MyKing platform will continue to serve as the online platform to access classwork and view teachers’ communication related to classwork.
We will continue to leverage various digital tools to support project-based learning by integrating more technology that directly supports and encourages critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication. The faculty will use various tools throughout the year. Some of the tools that will be in place to facilitate this will include:
Communication and collaboration hubs:
- Seesaw (Grades PK-2)
- Google Classroom
- My King
Creativity and critical thinking tools:
- Online access to newspapers worldwide
- Online access to research databases
Personalized instruction support tools:
- Renzulli Learning
- Formative Learning
- IXL Learning
Additionally, classroom management in the Middle School and the higher Lower School grades using Chromebooks will be supported by a program called GoGuardian. This program will allow faculty to better use the technology and support students both in the classroom or during remote learning.
The tools listed above and others that are specific to certain curricular areas will help support and enhance student learning both in the classroom and at home.
Students and parents can email firstname.lastname@example.org for technology support. Please see details below.
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The Technology Department operating hours on school days are 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. The team monitors messages outside those times and will reply when possible to accommodate the community's schedules.
How to Request Support
To request IT support, please send an email to email@example.com at any time and include the following information:
- Description of the technology issue
- Your name
- Your phone number
A Technology Department team member will contact you by phone and arrange a time if they need to do an interactive session on your computer.
4 Ways the Technology Department can provide IT support
- Email: If we are able to resolve your tech issue via email, we’ll simply reply to the email you sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Phone: We may call you to provide help, so please remember to provide your phone number in the email you send to us.
- Remote access: If you would like for us to be able to remotely access your computer, we will ask you to download our remote access software, Splashtop.
- Download the Splashtop app at https://sos.splashtop.com. Splashtop will allow us to view and control your screen (with your permission - we can’t remotely access your computer without your active participation). Please do not try to start a remote session with us until we’ve asked you to connect remotely with us by phone, in response to an email that you’ve sent to email@example.com.
4. Google Hangouts (Meet): We may suggest that we meet in a Google Hangouts to discuss your tech issue. In this case, we’ll figure out a time we can meet and email you a link to the Hangout.
For advice on how to child-proof your devices and apps, click here.